October 11, 2021

San Diego Mayor announces appointees to reactivated Youth Commission

MANA de San Diego youth mentorship program, Hermanitas, participant Perla Pulido announced to Mayor Todd Gloria’s commission

By Morgan Cook for the San Diego Union Tribune

October 5, 2021

MANA de San Diego Brindis Gala

MANA de San Diego celebrated it’s 35th anniversary Oct. 2nd during its bi-annual Brindis Gala at the Rooftop of Jamul Casino.

By Brian White for CBS8

September 29, 2021

We Need More Latinas Serving on Boards, on Commissions and in Elected Office

The Latina Success Leadership Program created by Belzer and Auso from the Center for Creative Leadership, a top global leadership institute, is delivered annually and consists of four sessions over a four-month period. The sessions focus on empowerment, networking and resilience, personal branding and civic engagement.

Adela Garcia for the San Diego Union Tribune

September 29, 2021

MANA de San Diego has empowered local Latinas for 35 years

There is value in knowing our history. MANA de San Diego, a local community organization of mostly Latinas, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this week.

Inez Gonzalez for the San Diego Union Tribune

September 9, 2021

MANA de San Diego empowers young Latinas

San Diego Gas & Electric Company has been supporting MANA de San Diego programs, which include Hermanitas and the Latina Success Conference, for over a decade. 

A handful of SDG&E employees work as mentors and volunteers to help guide these young women

By Brian White for CBS8

August 17, 2021

‘Everyone Went Through Something’: What San Diego Seniors Say About Going Back to School

NBC 7 sat down with four San Diego County high schoolers, including two senior Hermanitas Jackie and Lucia, from the class of ’22.

Monica Dean for NBC7

July 29, 2021

MANA de San Diego Alumna Gives Back to nonprofits in SD Community.

Cristina Sanchez-Kerr, and The Arboreta Group, are the primary grant writers for MANA de San Diego and they play an important role in bringing in necessary funding for their programs.

By Brian White for CBS8

July 16, 2021

Latinas in San Diego still face barriers in the workforce, survey shows

A survey released this week by MANA de San Diego highlights the barriers Latinas face at the workplace, including discrimination and sexual harassment, as well as additional challenges for those who also have caregiving responsibilities.

By Alexandra Mendoza for The San Diego Union Tribune

July 12, 2021

Study finds Latinas underrepresented in corporate America

MANA de San Diego commissioned a study conducted by the Kim Center for Social Balance looking at four metric areas impacting Latinas in the workforce, including workplace environment, advancement and compensation, policies and organizational support, and supervisor relationships.

By Salvador Rivera for Fox 5 San Diego

July 12, 2021

Survey Highlights Inequalities Faced By Latinas In San Diego’s Workforce

regional survey of Latinas in San Diego County’s workforce revealed the discrimination Latinas face in San Diego workplaces.

MANA De San Diego,  partnered with the Kim Center to launch the first-ever survey.

By Alexandra Rangel for KPBS

June 7, 2021

MANA de San Diego awards $62,000 to local Latinas pursuing higher education

MANA de San Diego (MANASD) will award $62,000 in scholarships to local Latinas pursuing higher education, the organization announced Wednesday. MANA scholarship participants attend some of California’s top universities and colleges. The program has handed out more than $500,000 to more than 500 Latinas.

By Shauni Lyles for CBS8

June 4. 2021

Hermanitas Youth Mentorship Program

A group of Latina high school graduates is ready to take on the world, all thanks to some dedicated women who began mentoring them back in middle school.

By KFMB-Tv CBS8.com

March 23, 2021

San Ysidro Health Leader Reflects On Impacts Of COVID-19 Pandemic On Community

Ana Melgoza of San Ysidro Health speaks to KBPS on impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on community and her involvement in MANA de San Diego

By Brooke RuthMaureen Cavanaugh

June 26, 2020

Mana De San Diego’s new executive director brings a vision to expand social equity for Latinas

New Executive Director of MANA de San Diego, Inez González Perezchica, brings her vision to the local non-profit organization. 

By KUSI Newsroom

June 24, 2020

Inez González Perezchica named new executive director of MANA de San Diego

New Executive Director named to head the local chapter of MANA. Meet Inez González Perezchica and hear her vision for the organization. 

By SD Metro Magazine 

May 5, 2020

UCLA-bound student finds help in Hermanitas program

Sofia Perez Valle, an Hermanitas alumna, talks to Star News about her transition to UCLA and how MANA de San Diego Hermanitas Mentorship Program has helped her stay grounded. 

By Albert Fulcher


Dec 15, 2020

COVID-19 has affected a high proportion of Latinas, advocates say

Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas-Salas presents findings from a San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) report at a MANA de San Diego press-conference on COVID-19.

By Alexandra Mendoza


September 9th, 2020

The Sky’s the Limit: MANA de San Diego Empowers Latinas to Lead

Voice of San Diego profiles MANA de San Diego’s Latina Success Leadership Program (LSLP) 

By Annelise Jolley

June 1st, 2019

Hermanitas mentoring program sends Latina students to college with confidence

The San Diego Union Tribune profiles the success of our The Hermanitas Youth Leadership Mentor Program. 

By Wendy Fry